2023-20: Finding Figgy

Injured Dog walker and fallen/lost Dog rescued at Thor's Cave

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The team were called out on Wednesday 19th April at 8am to reports of a woman and her dog having fallen over the cliff above Thor's cave. (Although it turned out to be only the dog that had fallen)

A lady had been out walking with her two dogs when one of the dogs "Fig" fell from the edge above Thor's cave at around 06:30am.

At some point whilst searching around the base of Thor's Cave, out the infamous 'West Window', and around the path to the river the lady had sustained several injuries. She called her friend for help and 999. The lady was checked over by the ambulance service and is suspected to have sustained a fractured finger, but was discharged by the ambulance crew to make her own way to further treatment.

Meanwhile Fig A.K.A Figgy was still missing and the team searched around Thor's Cave, and descended on ropes to search some outcroppings/ledges. With nothing found, the team deployed our drone asset (a DJI M30T) which was able to locate the dog's body heat with drone's infrared camera, and positively identify using a 160x rgb zoom camera. A rope system was set up, and one of the team descended to retrieve Figgy and reunite her with her owner. We're happy to report that despite an extremely large fall, Fig appeared to have escaped unscathed, needless to say she got lots of cuddles from the team too! UPDATE: Fig's owner has been in touch today to say Fig has actually sustained some broken ribs but is glad to be home safe and sound - Wishing them all the best from everyone at DMRT

The team stood down just before 1:30pm.

Watch the drone footage, rescue and emotional reunion from the callout.

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